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Listing Last Update: February 27, 2017


6155 S. Pulaski Rd.
2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60629

Primary Contact

Sarah Cohn

(312) 226-2002

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To learn English
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer

Program Overview

PODER prepares Spanish-speaking adult immigrants to seize opportunities in Chicago through comprehensive, tuition-free English education and job training programs.

PODER's professional, disciplined approach ensures that all students learn to understand and communicate in English and to navigate daily life with confidence. Through the Oprima-1 work/study program, students gain job skills and certifications that prepare them to enter the Chicago job market. PODER's positive and disciplined environment empowers Spanish-speaking adults from all education levels to build successful new lives in the U.S.

Mission Statement

PODER provides the necessary academic tools to promote human dignity, to increase employment potential, and to facilitate participation in the larger community.

Hours of operation: 8:30am-4:00pm

Program’s Demographics/Metrics

PODER serves Chicago's southwest side with English literacy, digital literacy, and job skill training. While most of our students are Latino, we welcome individuals from all backgrounds and walks of life who are looking for educational enrichment opportunities.

We accept new students throughout the year. Call us today at 312.226.2002 to sign up for an upcoming class registration!

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